Newark Mayor Candidates Address Murder Spike

NEWARK, N.J. -

Two candidates for mayor of New Jersey’s largest city took to the streets Monday to bring attention to Newark’s rising murder rate, The Associated Press reported. Shavar Jeffries held a news conference near the site of a shooting last week that left two teens dead, while Ras Baraka met with relatives. A 13-year-old girl was shot while taking out the trash, pushing the murder rate past 100 for the first time since 2006.